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Lovers are always meeting for the first time – Advent Retreat (Laurence Freeman and Giovanni Felicioni)

This event is online only and in English This preparation for the celebration of Christmas – where God becomes human and humanity recognises its divinity – will follow the rhythm of the Bonnevaux community, time for silence and sharing, for work and rest, solitude and community, through reflection on the great scriptural and physical symbols […]
Laurence Freeman

Leader

Laurence Freeman

Fr Laurence is a Benedictine monk of the Monastery of Sta Maria di Pilastrello, Lendinara, in the Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto. He is Director of Bonnevaux and of The World Community for Christian Meditation.

Other Leaders

Giovanni Felicioni
Giovanni Felicioni

Giovanni (Bonnevaux Associate Director) is part of the WCCM since the beginning, being involved in its official foundation in 1991. He is an Oblate, a certified Advanced Rolfer™, a Rolf Movement™ practitioner and a Yoga Teacher. Giovanni (Bonnevaux Directeur associé), fait partie de la WCCM depuis le début. Il a participé à sa fondation officielle en 1991. Il est oblat, diplômé rolfeur confirmé™, praticien du mouvement Rolf™ et professeur de yoga.

Date

Nov 30 2020 - Dec 03 2020

This event is online only and in English


This preparation for the celebration of Christmas – where God becomes human and humanity recognises its divinity – will follow the rhythm of the Bonnevaux community, time for silence and sharing, for work and rest, solitude and community, through reflection on the great scriptural and physical symbols of incarnation, and guided reading.


Daily Schedule Live Online (French Time)

Mon

  • 10:30 -11:30     —  Welcome, introduction, opening talk
  • 12:15            — Midday prayer & meditation
  • 13:40 -15:00        — Small group discussion followed by Q&A
  • 18:00          — Contemplative Eucharist & meditation

Tues – Thurs

  • 6:30 – 7:00 — Meditation (not online) – optional
  • 7:20 – 8:00      — Morning prayer & meditation
  • 9:00 -10:00      —  Yoga
  • 10:30 -11:30     —  Talk
  • 12:15            — Midday prayer & meditation
  • 13:40 -15:00        — Small group discussion followed by Q&A
  • 18:00          — Contemplative Eucharist & meditation

Talks and Yoga will be recorded and available online to view at your convenience for a month after the retreat ends.

To reap the full benefits the retreat offers, we recommend that you meditate 2-3 times per day. 


How to Create Your Own Retreat

This online retreat is designed to be flexible around your daily life and time zone. Please visit here where we provide support on creating a rhythm and structure to your retreat: how much silence you would like, meditation times, reading of sacred texts, practicing yoga and more, plus other suggestions to help you embody the retreat and stay off-line as much as possible. 

This retreat requires Registration – please click the button below. 


Fr Laurence’s invitation to the retreat

Laurence Freeman

Fr Laurence is a Benedictine monk of the Monastery of S. Maria del Pilastrello, Lendinara, Italy, in the Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto. He is Director of Bonnevaux and of The World Community for Christian Meditation.

Giovanni Felicioni

Giovanni (Bonnevaux Associate Director) has been part of the WCCM since its inception in 1991. He is an Oblate, a certified Advanced Rolfer™, a Rolf Movement™ practitioner and a Yoga Teacher.

Laurence Freeman

Leader

Laurence Freeman

Fr Laurence is a Benedictine monk of the Monastery of Sta Maria di Pilastrello, Lendinara, in the Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto. He is Director of Bonnevaux and of The World Community for Christian Meditation.

Other Leaders

Giovanni Felicioni
Giovanni Felicioni

Giovanni (Bonnevaux Associate Director) is part of the WCCM since the beginning, being involved in its official foundation in 1991. He is an Oblate, a certified Advanced Rolfer™, a Rolf Movement™ practitioner and a Yoga Teacher. Giovanni (Bonnevaux Directeur associé), fait partie de la WCCM depuis le début. Il a participé à sa fondation officielle en 1991. Il est oblat, diplômé rolfeur confirmé™, praticien du mouvement Rolf™ et professeur de yoga.

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